Results of the 2015 Singapore vs Hong Kong International Friendly

In yet another series of international friendlies, 9 players from The Mirage Island represented Singapore and took on 9 Hong Kong players from the Hong Kong Pokemon World Tree (香港寵物小精靈世界樹) in a single best-of-three VGC ’15 match over the course of this weekend.  Despite ending in a total 0-9 defeat for our Singaporean players, much insight could be gleaned from the various tactics which were skilfully deployed by our Hong Kong counterparts, and fresh experiences with creative twists in a year-old metagame would nevertheless prove to be valuable for most of the players. Continue reading “Results of the 2015 Singapore vs Hong Kong International Friendly”

Results from the 2015 Asia National Championships

After 2 days of intense, gruelling battles (27-28 June 2015) at the first ever National Championships held in Asia, the results are finally in for the Top Cut of both Senior and Masters Division players. Congratulations to Zarif Ayman representing Malaysia as our Masters Division Champion and Tsai Chien-Chien representing Taiwan as our Senior Division Champion!

Here are the rest of the results:

Masters Division

  1. Zarif Ayman [MY]
  2. Zulherryka Yusof [SG]
  3. Edward Cheung Ka Hin [HK]
  4. Phillip Nguyen [AU]
  5. Low Wai Yin [SG]
  6. Poh Yu Jie [SG]
  7. Hin Yuen Nga [HK]
  8. Jaryl Chan [SG]

Senior Division

  1. Tsai Chien-Chien [TW]
  2. Chelsea Tan [SG]
  3. Edward Ang [ID]
  4. Nigel Tan [SG]

Junior Division

  1. Hamish Davidson [AU]
  2. Corey Elliot Yuen [SG]

 

VGC 2015 Singapore Nationals Preview

With only a few hours left to Asia’s first ever National Championships tournament, the second and last in the Asia Pacific zone as a whole, things are shaping up in what promises to be one of the most intense battlegrounds within the region. Players from various countries including Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Thailand will converge at ITE College Central, Singapore, on 27 – 28 June 2015 to battle it out for the title of Asia’s National Champion. Held in conjunction with Campus Game Fest, players will duke it out in intense best-of-three matches over two days to determine who finally earns an invite to play in the 2015 Pokémon World Championships held at Boston, Massachusetts, USA, on 21 – 23 August 2015. Continue reading “VGC 2015 Singapore Nationals Preview”

Results from the 2015 Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Taiwan Regional Championships

The conclusion of yesterday’s 2015 Taiwan Regional Championships marks the end of the Regional Championship tournament series in Asia Pacific, and the results are in for the Master’s Division Top Cut of the 2015 Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Taiwan Regional Championships. Congratulations to all these players! Continue reading “Results from the 2015 Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Taiwan Regional Championships”

VGC 2015 Singapore Regionals Preview

With the conclusion of Singapore’s 5th Premier Challenge last Saturday (09 May 2015) and Singapore’s first VG Regional Championships taking place this weekend (23 May 2015), the metagame in Singapore is shaping up and looking intense as players prepare to play in one of the most highly anticipated events in all of South-East Asia. Players will be competing for that coveted prize of 120 Championship Points (CPs) to springboard themselves near the top of the Asia Pacific CP leaderboards, in order to earn themselves one of the 18 invitations to the 2015 Pokemon World Championships.

In today’s article, we’ll get a glimpse of what to expect for South-East Asia’s first Regionals event by reflecting on the previous half of the VGC season. With that, let’s begin by looking at how the metagame has evolved during the VG season in Singapore. Continue reading “VGC 2015 Singapore Regionals Preview”

Malaysia Announces Location for Video Game Regional Championships

This may not be news to some of our readers, but it appears that Malaysia has finally revealed the location of their first Video Game Regional Championships, which will be held at The School at Jaya One, a shopping mall at Petaling Jaya, Selangor. The event, which is scheduled to take place on 31 May 2015 (Sun), falls after the weekend of Singapore’s Video Game Regional Championships on 23 May 2015 (Sat) and will be the second Regional Championships to be held in South-East Asia. Continue reading “Malaysia Announces Location for Video Game Regional Championships”

Singapore’s First Pokemon Video Game Regionals Announced

The first ever Video Game Regionals in Singapore has been officially announced today, and it will take place on 23 May 2015 (Sat) at the Anchorvale Community Club in Sengkang. Players can look forward to compete for the first place award of 120 Championship Points (CPs) and for the honour of being crowned the first regional champion in South-East Asia, amongst other prizes that have yet to be disclosed by the organisers. Continue reading “Singapore’s First Pokemon Video Game Regionals Announced”

[Results] GS Cup Tournament

The results for our in-house tournament held on 21 Mar 2015 (Sat) is now available. Participants may check the ladder for the updated ladder scores by clicking here, or from the link above.

  • In-house event: GS Cup Tournament (Flat Doubles Tournament w/ special rules)
  • Date: 21-Mar-2015
  • Location: SMU School of Economics
  • Time: 2.30pm registration, tournament started at 3.00pm
  • Tournament ended at ~4.15pm.
  • Total Participants: 5

Continue reading “[Results] GS Cup Tournament”

[Results] Season 8 Battle Spot Special

The results for our in-house tournament held on 07 Mar 2015 (Sat) is now available. Participants may check the ladder for the updated ladder scores by clicking here, or from the link above.

  • In-house event: The Season 8 Battle Spot Special (Flat Doubles Tournament)
  • Date: 07-Mar-2015
  • Location: SMU School of Economics
  • Time: 2.30pm registration, tournament started at 3.00pm
  • Tournament ended at ~4.30pm.
  • Total Participants: 8

Continue reading “[Results] Season 8 Battle Spot Special”

Soft Launch of The Mirage Island

It has been more than four years since that fateful day, where atop Tampines Mall, the final match of the 2010 Pokémon Christmas Bash Tournament reached its conclusion. Torrential rain poured from the skies above Kyogre, though the injured Garchomp across it remained unfazed. Kyogre was, after all, deep in slumber. Finally, with confident instructions from its trainer, Garchomp’s claws grazed Kyogre’s body, striking a fatal blow: Kyogre, the last of its trainer’s healthy Pokémon, collapsed and was recalled back into its Poke Ball, and a winner was decided. The sound of applause and cheering immediately followed.

Back in the corner, Ryan Loh got up from his seat and nodded at the tournament organizer, Ng Soon Aik. Having witnessed more than just a good match, but rather the gathering of a small group of competitive Pokémon fans, the two hatched a plan, and Team Robo Video Games was formed. Even though the match was over, the fires of competitive play in Singapore had only just been lit.

We’ve come a long way since then. From our beginnings as a small group huddled in the dimly-lit corners of E2Max, we’ve manage not only to grow in size and influence, but we’ve managed to improve our game and host a series of national tournaments such as the 2013 GE3 and the 2014 Elite Four Challenge. We’ve established our Elite Fours as respected figures in the community, crowned Matthew (2011), Eugene (2012) and Nelson (2014) as Champions, and can boast about our players Wai Yin and Yu Jie for having made it to the World Championships in the 2013 Masters and 2014 Senior divisions respectively.

We’re proud of what our players have accomplished and would like to honour their achievements, but at the same time we have bigger opportunities headed our way and we’d like to think about where we’re headed in the near future. Continue reading “Soft Launch of The Mirage Island”